Andy Schleck retires from professional cycling

Andy Schleck announces that he will retire from cycling, citing a persistent knee injury

Andy Schleck

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Tour de France 2010 winner Andy Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) confirmed during a press conference on Thursday morning that he will retire from professional cycling.

The 29-year-old from Luxembourg has said that a persistent knee injury has ruled out his continuation at the top-level of the sport, and he retires after nine years as a professional.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.